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23 killed in Iraq car bomb attack

Fifty-eight others were injured when a car bomb went off in Baghdad's Jadida area, comprising both Sunnis and Shias.

india Updated: Mar 01, 2006 17:45 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse

At least 23 people were killed and 58 wounded on Wednesday in a car bomb attack in Baghdad's Jadida area, a mixed Shiite-Sunni neighbourhood in the southeast of the Iraqi capital, an interior ministry official said.

The attack occurred on the main road of the neighbourhood which also housed a market at about midday , the official added.

The attack is the latest in a series of bombings to rock Iraq, especially Baghdad, after 64 peopled died on Tuesday in similar bombings.

On Tuesday a car bomb went off in the Jadida neighbhourhood leaving many casualties.

First Published: Mar 01, 2006 15:59 IST